In cases of importation of shark species enumerated in CITES, namely sawfish (Pristidae spp), whale shark (Rhincodon typus), great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini), smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena), oceanic whitetip shark
(Carcharinus longimanus), porbeagle (lamna nasus), basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus), great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), and manta rays (Manta spp), an export or re-export certificate from the administrative authority in the exporting country and an import valid certificate issued by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment must be secured.
Oceanic whitetip shark
Famed for being opportunistic, bold and unpredictable, the oceanic whitetip shark
is considered dangerous and divers are advised to approach them with caution.
bigeye thresher [Alopias superciliosus] and oceanic whitetip shark
The Ministry of Environment has confirmed that a new Oceanic whitetip shark
appeared near Ras Nasrani coast in Sharm El-Sheikh on Friday.
These include the shark species commonly known as the gray reef shark, oceanic whitetip shark
, blacktip reef shark, tiger shark, whitetip reef shark, tawny nurse shark, great white shark, whale shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark, smooth hammerhead shark, and leopard shark.
This decision applies to the Oceanic whitetip shark
, to three species of hammerhead sharks (scalloped, great and smooth) and to porbeagle sharks, now listed in CITES Appendix II, which lays down strict trade regulation to prevent overexploitation of the species listed.
A decision to restrict exports in the oceanic whitetip shark
, the porbeagle, three types of hammerheads and the manta ray won final approval by the 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
An oceanic whitetip shark
is believed to have injured three Russians and one Ukrainian swimming in the Red Sea in separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The proposals for porbeagle and spiny dogfish shark were developed by the EU while the hammerhead and oceanic whitetip shark
proposals were offered by the US.
Her findings showed the blue shark provided the most fins followed by the hammerhead shark, the silky shark and the oceanic whitetip shark
At one time the whitetip shark
was the most common large animal in the world and the dominant species in the world's oceans.
Other species that have occasionally harmed humans are the blue shark (Prionace glauca), shortfin mako, great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran), oceanic whitetip shark
(Carcharhinus longimanus), lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris), dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), gray reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), bronze whaler shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus), blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), and blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus).